We’ve gathered free resources containing basic information on many of our practice areas. We hope that the information provided helps educate you and we’re here to assist in any way we can to resolve whatever legal matter you face.
There is a circuit court in each city and county in Virginia. The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The circuit court exclusively handles most civil cases with claims of more than $25,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving claims between $4,500 and $25,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.
The circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
Basic details about cases for most of Virginia’s Circuit Court cases can be found here.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
The Virginia judicial system offers a webpage dedicated to the juvenile and domestic relations district courts. The webpage provides information including court forms, helpful manuals, domestic relations programs, links to resources, and contact information.
Request for Virginia Registration of Child Custody and/or Visitation Determination from Another State
Instructions for DC-582
Notice of Information Required in Child/Spousal Support Proceedings
Instructions for DC-603
Motion and Notice of Proposed Income Deduction Order for Support
Instructions for DC-617
Affidavit (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)
Instructions for DC-620
Motion for Genetic Testing
Instructions for DC-623
Motion to Amend or Review Order
Instructions for DC-623
Motion for Show Cause Summons or Capias
Instructions for DC-635
Child Support Guideline Worksheet
Instructions for DC-637
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet – Split Custody
Instructions for DC-638
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet – Shared Custody
Instructions for DC-640
Request for Virginia Registration of Non-Virginia Support Order
Instructions for DC-685
- Separate in Same Household Checklist
Checklist for Separation Under Same Roof
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a FastStats page providing valuable data on marriage and divorce statistics throughout the United States. It also offers a Marriages and Divorces page under its National Vital Statistics System on the site, providing links to additional information.
- Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offers a comprehensive highway safety website, with traffic crash data, latest news, programs, and resources.
- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety website provides updates on the latest highway safety news, research reports, and information on teen, aggressive, and distracted driving.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This website offers national highway traffic and safety information, including the latest data, research, laws, and regulations pertaining to the nation’s roadways.